Research Engagement

CREST Awards

Public Engagement is a key component of the modern academic's portfolio. Increasingly, research funders expect that engagement takes place during the research lifecycle. This may be through co-creation of research, dissemination of research outputs or outreach activities.

Public Engagement Team


The Public Engagement team can support the integration of engagement activity within research, for example:

  • Facilitating links between researchers with external stakeholders and the wider public
  • Supporting the development and delivery of engagement projects, including sourcing funding
  • Sharing opportunities for training and professional development in engagement skills
  • Promotion of engagement events
  • Or just discussion of your ideas.

To contact a member of the team email:



Our research focuses on the impacts of widening participation and public engagement activities, in both science and access to higher education more widely. Recent publications include:


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